Community Calendar for 8/1/13 edition

July 30, 2013 

BINGO

Senior Center Bingo — Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.

Coarsegold Community Center — Mondays and Third Saturdays; Monday 10 a.m., senior meals 11:30 a.m., games start 12:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., games at noon. 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Agnes (559) 683-5646.


BLOOD DRIVE

Von's Blood Drive — 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, August 5; Everyone is welcome! Von's 40044 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Bob Lagle (559) 642-4250 or Rafael Cabrera (559) 905-4817.

Jamba Juice - Blood Drive — 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, August 10; Everyone is welcome! Jamba Juice, 40208 Highway 41, Oakhurst. Details: Kate (559) 658-8555 or Rafael Cabrera (559) 905-4817.

Yosemite Lakes Park Blood Drive — 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, August 17; All donors receive a voucher for a free pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream and Fresno Grizzlies game discounts. 30250 Yosemite Springs Pkwy., YLP Coarsegold. Details: Bob Lagle (559) 642-4250 or Rafael Cabrera (559) 905-4817.


CAR CLUBS

Southern High Sierra Corvettes — 6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Wednesday; Sweetwater Steak House, 41177 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-2538.


CLUBS

Service Organization of the Sierra (SOS) — 9:30 a.m. Last Tuesday; Serving the community by raising funds for scholarships, public library and teacher grants. Oakhurst Medical Group Room, 40232 Junction Dr. at Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Linda Seaberg (559) 642-4280.

Bass Lake Lions — 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Jim Milligin. Ducey's Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org.

Grandmothers Club - 24 — 10:30 a.m. First Wednesday; The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold.

North Fork Women's Club — 10 a.m. First Wednesday; scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

North Fork Women's Club - Craft & 'Mini' Bake Sale — 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Second Wednesday; nonprofit funds for Women's Scholarships. Post Office parking lot, 33173 Road 222, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

Our Lady of the Sierra Women's Guild — 8 a.m. Second Wednesday; Saint Dominic Savio and Saint Joseph the Worker Guild. Mass, Rosary followed by breakfast and meeting. Our Lady of the Sierra, Indian Spring Road, Oakhurst.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association — 5:30 p.m. First Thursday; Business meeting at 6 p.m. Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.

Democratic Club of Oakhurst — 9 a.m. breakfast Saturday, August 3; Greg Noll, candidate for Madera County Sheriff. Sweetwater Steak House, 41177 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.


DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers - Square Dancing and Line Dancing — 6 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Line dancing first hour followed by square dancing. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7765 or (559) 868-3319.

Ballroom and Line Dancing at the Elks - Dinner too — Friday, August 9; dinner at 6 p.m. $12, Ballroom Dancing at 7 p.m $10. Line dancing 7:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. All $20 with reservations. Details: (5590 683-2717.


ETC.

Farmer's Market - Bass Lake — 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: Chuck Nugent (559) 642-8163 - goodolchuck43@gmail.com.

Worship in the Park — 6 p.m. Saturdays; Mountain Ministerial Association and Friends in the Park sponsoring this weekly event through August. Rotating pastors and worship music bands leading Christian worship services. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Dennis McCourt (408) 832-4581.

Farmer's Market - Oakhurst — 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; locally grown produce, prepared foods and hand-crafted products. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Sheila (559) 683-7117.

Farmer's Market - North Fork — 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays; Post Office parking lot, 33173 Road 222, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-4229.

Food Matters — 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 5; Lecture by Susan Singer, professor of Nutrition at Monterey Peninsula College. Dinner, demos and health lecture. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 50690 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. donations accepted. Details: Reservations (559) 683-4580 or sherryroot98@yahoo.com .

Friday at Fresno Flats - 'Wild Fire' — 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 9; Jeff May, a volunteer fire spotter and fire lookout coordinator will show how volunteers work to 'Keep fires small.' Cunningham School at Fresno Flats, School Road (427) off Road 426, Oakhurst. dinner $10. Details: (559) 683-2161.

Get to know your local 'American Red Cross' mixer — 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 21; Learn how ARC prepares for a disaster and responds to local disasters and what happens during the aftermath. New changes coming and how it will benefit you. Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres and connect with other partners before your need them. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: RSVP (559) 930-2501 or kristie.panas.nusn@gmail.com.


FOOD BANK

Raymond Community Church — 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 6; fresh and perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Community Church - 325505 Road 600, Raymond. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Raymond Community Church — 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 6; fresh and perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Community Church - 325505 Road 600, Raymond. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Coarsegold Historic Village — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 13; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Oakhurst - Our Lady of the Sierra — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 20; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church — 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 27; Some fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.


FUN & GAMES

Oakhurst Petanque Club — 9 a.m. Saturdays; www.oakhurstpetanque.org. Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

Play Bridge — 10 a.m. Every Monday and Thursday; Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.


FUNDRAISERS

Book Sale by FOBL — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $3 a bag. Dealers after 11 a.m. please. Behind the Library - the Old Fire Station on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.

EMC-SPCA Bake Sale — 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, August 3; True Value Hardware, Hwy. 49 & Westlake Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Mountain Bear Fan Club Rummage Sale — 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, August 10; Coarsegold Community Center, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-7929.

Collectible Book Sale by FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17; $2 and up for hardbound, children's $1 and up, paperbacks $1. Proceeds benefit Oakhurst Branch Library.

Dealers after 11 a.m. please. Civic Circle behind Library - old fire station, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-5639 www.oakhurstfobl.com.


GARDENING

Manzanita Garden Club — 10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-4402.

Mountain Laurel Garden Club — 10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, Mountain community. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.


MEETINGS

Children's Museum of the Sierra — 10 a.m. Second Monday; Help save our children's museum, join our monthly meeting to volunteer and help. YSVB office, 40637 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Jarrod Lyman (559) 683-4636.

Sierra Masonic Lodge - 788 — 8 a.m. breakfast and 9 a.m. stated meeting First Saturday; monthly stated meeting. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Bill Bastian, Secretary (559) 683-4359.

Men's Breakfast — 8:30 a.m. First Saturday; Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. $5 donation. Details: (559) 683-2882. Coarsegold Community Center Board — 3:30 p.m. Second Monday; 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-7953.

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC) — 11:30 a.m., call for location of lunch meeting. First Monday; www.MaderaGOP.org. County wide meeting, Madera. Details: Bobbie (559) 683-0719.

Chamber Board of Directors — 4:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking — noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Course in Miracles Study Group — 2 p.m. Tuesdays; Rev. Linda Angel 641-5980. Positive Living Center, 49260 Golden Oak Dr. #101, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4616.

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC) Dinner Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 5; Speaker: Marcelina Valdez, Vice President for the Central Valley State Republican Party. Denny's - 40650 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Individuals will order independently so costs vary.. Details: RSVP: Leslie lesliemrogers@yahoo.com.

Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) — 12 noon Thursday, August 8; All tutors and anyone interested in promoting adult literacy. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: malcotutor@gmail.com or (559) 683-1456.

Regional Water Management Group — 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 12; Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-3263 .

Oakhurst Women's Fellowship — Noon - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 13; enjoy a demonstration on jewelry making, great fellowship and good food. No reservations needed. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: Karen (559) 683-4580.


MUSIC

Transformational Healing, Celtic Song, and Chants from around the world — 7 p.m. Friday, August 2; Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill performing with vocals, featuring Anton's original music, Laura's Celtic songs and chants from around the world along with mythological storytelling. Positive Living Center, 49260 Golden Oak Dr. #101, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4616.


SCOUTS

Boy Scout Troop - 357 — 7 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11(or in 6th grade) to 17. Scout Building, North Fork. Details: Dave Smith (559) 877-2186.

Boy Scout Troop - 316 — 6:30 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11(or in 6th grade) to 17. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: George Stillman (559) 642-7683.

Boy Scout Troop - 341 — 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11(or 6th grade) to 17. Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI.), Oakhurst. Details: John Dufresne (559) 683-8635.

Cub Scout Pack - 341 — 6 p.m. Last Thursday; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Nicole Star (559) 997-6964.


SELF-HELP GROUPS

Alanon 'Women Only' — 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alanon — 7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Daily; meetings scheduled daily, morning, noon, and evening. Call for times. 40671 Hwy. 41, Suite N (below Artifacts), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1662.

Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 40707 Hodges Hill Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Betty (559) 683-7016.

Alanon — Tuesday 6 p.m. and Friday noon; New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.


SENIOR PROGRAMS

Coarsegold - Senior Nutrition Program — 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, Coarsegold. $1.75 seniors 60 plus. Details: Joanna Fuchs (559) 683-7953.

North Fork - Senior Nutrition Program — 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, North Fork. $1.75 seniors 60 plus. Details: Dru Whitener (559) 877-2653.

Oakhurst - Senior Nutrition Program — 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Sierra Senior Center, Oakhurst. $1.75 seniors 60 plus. Details: Connie Graham (559) 683-3811.

Caregiver Respite Group — 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Mountain Area Caregivers will provide a much needed break for the family caregiver and an opportunity for their loved one to enjoy a relaxing day of activities and socialization with personal care assistance. A small fee includes lunch. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $15. Details: Jennie (559) 658-8227.


SERVICE CLUBS

Soroptimist International of The Sierras — Noon First and Third Thursdays; Crab Cakes Restaurant, Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: Sue Graham (559) 683-7845.

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary — Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Doug Macaulay (559) 683-4494.

Sierra Lions Club — 6 p.m. First and Third Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierralionsclub.org.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724 — 7 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis — Noon Tuesdays; except 2nd Tuesday meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki Burkhalter (559) 683-5854.

Oakhurst Mountain Lions — 6 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

MCW - Mountain Community Women — 9:30 a.m. First Monday; 'MCW 'serves the community by raising funds to support the Community Center. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-7867.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club — 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Denny's - 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Macaulay (559) 683-4494.


SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club — Second Friday; 55 years and older. Dinner in restaurants, or members' homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632 .


SUPPORT GROUPS

Better Breathers — 12:30 p.m. Last Saturday; Use elevator outside main entrance. Anyone with COPD or breathing problems (and spouse). CMC (Urgent Care building) 48677 Victoria Lane, second floor, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Wilson (559) 683-4250.

Stroke Support Group — 10 a.m. Third Friday; Ray Castro of Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church will be conducting this group for all stroke survivors and caregivers. Yosemite Bank conference room, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Ray (559) 760-9839.

Celebrate Recovery — 5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court , Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

Pathway to Freedom — 6: p.m. Tuesdays; find freedom from destructive thoughts, behaviors or bondage's. Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254.

Alzheimer's Caregiver by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Support group for individuals caring for person with Alzheimer's or dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.

General Caregiver Support by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. Monday, August 12; support group for individuals caring for persons and not a specific on diagnosis. Exchange information and discuss feelings. Madera Adult Day Care, 322-W. 6th Street, Madera. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13; Open to loved ones of a person with alzheimer's and dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center — 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 27; Open to loved ones of a person with alzheimer's and dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.


VETERANS ACTIVITIES

Women's Veterans and PTSD support group — 11 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; VA Clinic on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Barbara Cole (559) 658-8939.

Caring Veterans Group — 9 - 11 a.m. Second Wednesday; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121 — 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Suite 103, Oakhurst. Details: Bill Volner (559) 658-2684.

American Legion - Post 110 — 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

Veterans 'Stand-Down' — 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, August 17; Caring Veterans of America sponsored event with free veteran benefit services, military gear/clothes, food, haircuts, and live music. www.caringveterans.org. Yosemite Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave., Coarsegold. Free. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 760-5056.


VOLUNTEER GROUPS

EMC - SPCA — 5:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; if you love animals and would like to help. The Cat's Meow, 40315 Junction Dr. Suite C, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-6611.


WORKSHOP

Helping Hands presents 'Earn While You Learn' Parenting Classes — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour classes) Monday-Thursday ; receive baby bucks while attending classes. Call for schedule and class times. Child care not provided. Pregnancy and Parenting Center, 40356 Oak Park Way, Suite A, Oakhurst. Details: Kenya Deto: kenya@sti.net (559) 642-2229.

Los Nino's Bien Educados - parenting class for Spanish speaking parents — 11 a.m. Thursdays; The Mountain Wellness Center sponsors this event. Oakhurst Counseling Center, 49774 Road 426, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-4809.

Creative Writing class (memoirs) — 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; Merced Jr. College will be continuing no credit, no fee, memoir writing life story class, new Semester begins Aug. 30. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Joyce Stuhr (559) 683-5494.

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